Karyn Lewis, PhD

Senior Research Scientist

Researcher Bio

Karyn Lewis brings expertise in social psychology, quantitative methods, and data visualization to the research she leads and supports. Her research interests focus on the interplay between students’ academic growth and achievement, their social-emotional development and well-being, and how they experience their school’s climate. Prior to joining NWEA, she was a senior researcher at Education Northwest where she led a diverse portfolio of applied research, technical assistance, and evaluation projects centered around social and emotional learning.

Dr. Lewis is a former Data Fellow with the Strategic Data Project at the Harvard Center for Education Policy Research. She completed a National Science Foundation funded postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Colorado Boulder and earned a PhD from the University of Oregon in social psychology with a concentration in quantitative methods.